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Loyola defeats Niagara for 20th victory of season; Greyhounds tie school mark with 87-77 triumph; State women


Jina Mosley scored 18 points, and center Mary Anne Kirsch added 17 and had 11 rebounds as Loyola tied a school record with its 20th win of the season by turning back Niagara, 87-77, yesterday in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game at Reitz Arena.

Kirsch scored 13 in the second half as the Greyhounds (20-6, 13-5) extended their two-point halftime lead. Loyola used a 9-2 run to extend a five-point lead to 61-50 with under 10 minutes left.

The Greyhounds, who are 10-1 at home this season, defeated Niagara for seventh consecutive time.

Mount St. Mary's 80, Long Island University 58: Megan Gardiner scored 32 on 13-for-17 shooting and added six rebounds and six steals as the host Mountaineers (19-6, 17-2) pounded the Blackbirds (2-23, 2-17) in the Northeast Conference.

Kia Williams scored 12 for the Mount. Rayna Petach and Heather Ingersoll led the Blackbirds with 16 points each.

Coppin State 94, Delaware State 84: Trisha Allen scored a career-high 30 to lead the host Eagles (12-12, 10-6) past the Hornets (9-15, 7-9) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game.

The Eagles made 10 of 11 foul shots over the last 1: 30 to clinch the win.

Allen finished 11-for-11 at the free-throw line to set a school record for accuracy, bettering her mark of 9-for-9, set last year.

St. Francis, N.Y., 69, UMBC 52: Senior center Carolyn Harvey scored a game-high 15 and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Terriers (10-15, 9-10) won a Northeast Conference game at UMBC Fieldhouse.

The Terriers built a 37-22 halftime advantage as they hit seven of 15 three-pointers and held UMBC (12-13, 10-9) to 31 percent shooting.

Kim Brown led UMBC with 13 points.

Colgate 63, Navy 61: Despite 20 points and 11 rebounds from Erica Hayes, the Midshipmen (15-10, 8-4) fell to the host Red Raiders (8-18, 4-8) in the Patriot League. Colgate led by one at the break and stayed in front by shooting 50 percent in the second half, including four of nine three-pointers.

Johns Hopkins 68, Dickinson 64: Marjahna Segers and Leslie Ritter combined for 35 points and 15 rebounds as the host Blue Jays (20-4, 13-2) finished the regular season with their sixth straight win.

Hopkins broke a tie at 56 on Kelly Hamilton's jumper that put the Blue Jays ahead to stay with less than seven minutes left.

Salisbury State 79, York 57: The backcourt of Jessica LaTour and Amy Cooke combined for 33 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists as the host Sea Gulls (17-7, 10-4) buried the Spartans (14-10, 8-6) in a Capital Athletic Conference game.

Salisbury shot 29 percent but made 21 of 30 free throws.

Washington College 81, Bryn Mawr 40: Sophomore Katie Bierzonski and freshman Allyson Britton led all scorers with 14 points apiece as the visiting Shorewomen (15-8, 9-6) clinched a berth in the Centennial Conference playoffs by rolling over the Mawrters (1-21, 0-15).

Pub Date: 2/21/99

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